He was a republican, and working with other republicans, was trying to remove Caesar from the position of sole dictator (king). Flavus had a negative view on Caesar. This could clearly be seen in the incident where Flavus along with another tribune stole the diadem off of one of Caesar 's statues. The relationship between Caesar and Flavus was substandard. After stripping Flavus of his title of Tribune of the Plebs, he asked his father to disown him, because he had two other more successful sons, but he refused.
The princess only think about her own pain upon seeing her lover marrying another woman, and seems to prefer to watch his death. “How her soul had burned in agony when she seen him rush to meet that woman…” (6). If she truly loved the young man, she would not agonize over her decision to save him. The princess’s inability to think of anyone but herself blinds her to the pain she places on another. “Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go to wait for her in the blessed regions of semi-barbaric futurity?”
First of all, they decided to kill themselves for each other because they longed so much for each other. THis is demonstrated when Romeo says,”Here 's to my love!¨ (5.3.119) he then proceeds to drink. This means that right before he drank, he wished his last words to his love Juliet. Before he had found Juliet dead unknowing of the trick the friar pulled. He killed himself by poison just so he could be with Juliet in heaven.
The myth started out with two brothers named Epimetheus and Prometheus. During that time, only men roamed the Earth. Zeus created women later because of his anger that Prometheus cared so much for mankind. Even though Zeus declared that man did not deserve fire, Prometheus still decided to steal fire for them. He also arranged that men should get the best part of any animal sacrifice and that the gods should get the worst.
Romeo and Juliet is a well known tragic love story, written by William Shakespeare. The Montagues and Capulets’ fighting causes the death of their own children, because their poor parenting and lack of involvement in the children’s lives leads to Juliet and Romeo to keep this secret. The children knew their families would never let them marry; otherwise, they would have revealed their relationship to their parents. Aside from the main pair, it appears that Romeo and his friend Mercutio, have a relationship that leads to tragedy as well, through the murder of Mercutio. In this situation, Tybalt’s taught hatred of the Montagues lead him to start the fight in the first place, and he and Mercutio suffered at the hand of the Montagues and Capulets
To me, both stories are very similar; tales where the “blind” husband is made a cuckold of by one of his close friends. The reason why the Wife of Bath’s prologue is last is because she seems so unhappy. The fact that her tale was about her wishes, proves that she is not content with her life. She has yet to be loved as more than just a pretty face or a wealthy noble. This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor.
Ophelia and Hamlet were in love which in turn made it burdensome for her to forgive him for killing her father. Similarly to Hamlet, Ophelia went “mad” when her father was killed. Specifically, Gertrude said, “Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress Or like a creature native and endued Unto that element” (Hamlet 4.7.172-175). Ophelia had to be bored up because she couldn’t handle the distress that she was feeling. Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance.
The clans of the Igbo society worshipped their gods, which made of stones and woods, differently than other religions. They had a representative for each of their goddess such as the Oracle of the Hills. The main god that they worshipped was Chukwu, who was believed had created heaven and Earth. His hatred and the humiliation he gets from the Christian make him kill the messenger of District Commissioner. Okonkwo thinks that the Christians have ruined their clans because the clans found a new and accurate teaching, they began to doubt their own religion and the Igbo society was no longer acted like one.
Have you ever wanted to make a situation right for someone else, so much that you would do anything to fix it for them? When a person cares a lot for someone they love, a family member for example, they often times would sacrifice anything for them to be happy again. In Antigone by Sophocles, the main character Antigone gets sentenced to death by the King Creon after disobeying him for giving her brother Polyneices, a proper burial that she believed he deserved. Creon thought he should be left out in the sun for his body to rot, to make up for his act of treason. Antigone made a sacrifice for her brother that she also tried to convince her sister Ismene to join in on.
Romeo did just that, showing up at the Capulet’s masquerade, even if he was a Montague. Tybalt directly sought out an audience with Mercutio, a friend of Romeo’s. He purposely instigated a fight while the Montague most definitely did not want to, and it resulted with the deaths of both Tybalt and Mercutio. Juliet forgave him just about instantly, forgetting her cousin’s murder for her husband’s survival, proving how blind love can make someone. “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my husband?/That villian cousin would have killed my husband.”
The myth of Pyramus and Thisbe is a great example of the character archetype “The star-crossed lovers” because it describes a love affair that was disapproved of from the start and ended tragically. Pyramus and Thisbe being kept apart snuck away to meet each other at the white mulberry tree. The bloody lion (fate) stepped into the story by scaring away Thisbe leaving nothing by her veil ( representing her presence) now bloody and torn for Pyramus to see. Believing she was murdered, he stabbed himself because he couldn’t bear to live without her. Thisbe not wanting to disappoint her lover came out of hiding only to see his corpse on the ground.
An example of this would be the story of Samson. The Israelites had sinned against God so because of that he let the philistines rule against them and have control over them. God comes to save them by producing Samson, who is a nazirite. When it comes to this story its showing that when you obey God he will do any and everything to help you but, if you don’t then he’ll let the other tribe take over and do whatever they please. This story shows God using the form of disobedience as a punishment.
Legends suggest that the Greek God, Prometheus, who gave the man the ability to create a fire so that they could thrive, angered Zeus when he did so. To manipulate the abundant and happy earth created by Epithemeus, Zeus punishes Prometheus endlessly and creates Pandora to unleash on man all the griefs and hardships known today. This full portrayal is in the short story "Prometheus and the First People" by Olivia E. Coolidge. This essay will examine how the author utilizes literary elements in creating this mythical story.
Greek mythology: Prometheus and Epimetheus the creation of man Prometheus and Epimetheus where titans that were spared imprisonment in tartarus after a great war known as the titanomachy, a war between titans and olympians, and they were given the task of creating man. Prometheus shaped man out of clay, and this statue was given live by the goddess Athena who breathed life into his clay figure. While prometheus was creating many he assigned Epimetheus with the task of giving the creatures of the earth their various traits, such as swiftness, cunning, strength, fur, wings. Unfortunately, by the time man was created Epimetheus had given all the traits that were needed for survival out and there were none left for man. So Prometheus decided